Evidence is the brainchild of Artistic Director Ronald K. Brown, who created the company to relay the disparate stories and united traditions found in the African experience. Brown founded the company in 1985 with the aim of encouraging young dancers to engage in the art form, appealing to audiences through his fusion of traditional African dance and modern choreography. Sharing the perspective of the contemporary African American in the context of black history and the human condition in general, Evidence brings a spirit and a soul to the stage with its vigorous approach to movement and storytelling through spoken word and musical collaborations.
Brown has created work for the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Dayton Contemporary Dance, and Jennifer Muller/The Works, among others, and has won numerous awards and fellowships. Evidence tours nationally and internationally, usually including a small yearly residency at the Joyce, featuring a repertoire that includes Brown’s testimonial to 9/11, Come Ye, and Upside Down, set to the music of Fela Kuti.
Evidence Dance Company Information
- Public Transportation: Varies by venue
- Handicapped Accessibility: Depends on venue, but generally good
- Performances/Programs: 25-30 performances per season including tour and Joyce residency
- Ticket Prices: Varies widely depending on venue. Usually $15–$60
- Membership: Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. You can join the Mailing List and receive updates about classes and workshops, volunteer opportunities, donation information, and upcoming performances.